Miriam Marx

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Miriam Marx
Born (1927-05-19)May 19, 1927
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died June 29, 2017(2017-06-29) (aged 90)
Capistrano Beach, California, U.S.
Occupation Writer, memoirist
Parent(s) Groucho Marx
Ruth Johnson
Relatives Arthur Marx (brother)
Melinda Marx (paternal half-sister)

Miriam Marx Allen (May 19, 1927 – June 29, 2017) was an author and the daughter of Groucho Marx, and his first wife, Ruth Johnson.

Her elder brother was Arthur Marx. Her married name was Miriam Allen. Besides having worked for a time on the writing staff of her father's quiz show You Bet Your Life during the 1950s, she later appeared in several Marx Brothers documentaries.[1] In her book, Love Groucho: Letters from Groucho Marx to His Daughter Miriam, she detailed her difficult relationship with Groucho, her battle against addictive substances, and her eventual reconciliation with her father.[2] She died at the age of 90 in 2017.[3]


  • Marx, Miriam. Love Groucho: Letters from Groucho Marx to His Daughter Miriam. Faber & Faber, 1992; ISBN 0-571-12915-3.